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Julia by Dessi-Desu Julia by Dessi-Desu
Character: Julia
Series: Cowboy Bebop
Photo taken by Judy Stephens at Katsucon 2012

This suit is probably one of the most mind boggling things. It's full of why's everywhere. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed wearing this at Katsucon with my wonderful group. Aside from the heels, this is probably my most comfortable costume.

Construction-wise I'm not completely satisfied with everything and want to make some revisions. Next time I wear this costume, I'm hoping to have the buckle casted. This time around because of weather and time constraints, I opted to just make one out of paperclay. It ended up cracking a little, which I expected, but for the most part it held up like a champ.

This was my very first time using vinyl! I used a 4-way stretch vinyl, which has a very beautiful sheen. I knew, when I made the decision to cosplay Julia, that I wanted the details on her suit that makes it distinctly her catsuit. I ended up studying reference images of her to figure out what all was going on. I decided to put some piping details along the zig-zags on the torso, under the bust, across the back, and I even did the weird butt piping that you can see going across Julia's bum in the infamous image of her and Spike together, with her back facing the viewer.

I really did enjoy wearing this costume and it was the highlight of my weekend. The costumes in our group were so well-received and it was so rewarding to see how excited it made Bebop fans around the con. I can't wait to make some improvements on it and wear it again.
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JuliaTheArtist Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Her name it's just like mines!:D (Big Grin) 
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
nice!
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arceusftw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Dear Dessi-Desu, I think that Julia is a wonderful character to cosplay as. Its simple, grabs your attention and just mysterious to look at. I feel pretty bad for your feet. The boots are killer. Oh and out of curiosity. If you do have to go to the bathroom while displaying as her in her catsuit. How long does it take to get ready again and again. The reason why I am asking you this question is because I plan on cosplaying as shinji in his plug suit. and trying to put it on can be a nightmare, especially after using the bathroom. the plug suits and Julia's catsuit are very similar when in situations that interrupt the convention experience. Anyway, I think you make an awesome Julia. Keep up the great work. Sincerely, Zach
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arceusftw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
=)
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leftdead Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I see what u r talking about. Great job!!
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BrittanyRoseCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Very cool photo :)
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Nodokalover101 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
i'm straight and have to say this.....

this is hot :D
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Kanna-tears Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
You are stunning as Julia.
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Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Very nice fitting~ Your costumes keep getting better and better :la:
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